Thursday, May 28, 2015

Princess: A Modern Fairytale (2008)

Number Rolled: 19
Movie Name/Year: Princess: A Modern Fairytale (2008)
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 88 minutes
Rating: PG
Production Companies: Princessa Productions, Treehouse North Productions
Executive Producer: Craig Berenson
Director: Mark Rosman
Writer: Heidi Ferrer
Actors: Nora Zehetner, Kip Pardue, Nicole Gale Anderson, Deborah Grover, Matthew Edison, Mayko Nguyen, Shileen Paton

William is a little lost. He’s not sure where his life is supposed to be going. When his friend drags him to a ball and he meets the strange princess, however, his life begins to take a definite direction.

Although the story told within Princess: A Modern Fairytale is good on paper, the film doesn’t really hold up to the possibilities. Even for a TV film.

The CGI was ridiculous. Charmed started in 1998 and had plenty of mythological/magical creatures in it. Even without the technology of today, they made their creatures so much more believable than this film did. Perhaps the director believed the terrible graphics would add a campy charm to the movie. They were very wrong.

On top of that, the acting was stiff and unfortunate. None of the actors really pulled off their parts, but the worst was definitely Nora Zehetner (Maron, Heroes, Grey’s Anatomy). At times she looked like a marionette with no joints carved into her limbs.

Children should enjoy watching this ABC mess, but their parents might find it growing old very fast.

I would like to state that if this were a book, I would happily read it. I bet it would be amazing.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 41%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 2.4/5
Trust-the-Dice Score1.5/5

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